MADISON, WISCONSIN – There are some sore losers over in Wisconsin, apparently, as evidenced by an apparent cheap-shot by a Badger fan wearing red who punched a Hawkeye fan in the face Saturday following Iowa’s victorious football game.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department is seeking the assistance from fellow Badgers fans in a battery case, it said Monday, in which a 15-year-old local Iowa Hawkeyes fan was attacked by a Badger fan at the end of Saturday’s football game at Camp Randall Stadium, a 10-6 victory for the Hawkeyes.
At approximately 2:30pm, the department said, a 15-year-old boy — wearing Iowa Hawkeyes gear — was exiting Camp Randall Stadium with friends, when an unidentified man punched him in the face. The victim told officers he was mildly teasing his friend — a Badger fan — about the Iowa win, when the suspect approached him and struck him in the face. The attack was unprovoked, and the suspect fled into the crowd exiting the stadium.
The suspect information is minimal: male, 20-25 years old, wearing a red shirt and jeans, last seen exiting the upper deck via the south stadium ramp.
The 15-year-old victim suffered bruising and scratching to his face, but wasn’t seriously injured.
“We pride ourselves, as Badger fans, to be respectful to all fans — great sportsmanship is what makes Badger game days one of the best and most well-known traditions in the country,” U-W police claimed. “We can’t and will not stand for this behavior. We strive to provide and maintain a safe and enjoyable experience for ALL fans at Camp Randall Stadium.”
University of Wisconsin-Madison Police asked for tips as they search for the assailant.